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28 June - Good-bye Royal Sovereign Lighthouse - Trinity House has commenced a project to decommission Royal Sovereign Lighthouse at the end of its serviceable life. It is the intention that the now-deteriorating lighthouse will be completely removed clear to the seabed. This has necessitated that local icon Beachy Head Lighthouse be upgraded to ensure the safety of the mariner in those waters. Read more here... www.trinityhouse.co.uk/news/royal-sovereign-lighthouse-to-be-decommissioned

26 June - Free TV licences for over 75s - Age Concern are asking you to write to Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to demand that they honour the 2017 Conservative Manifesto commitment to fund free TV licences for over 75s until 2022. It could make the difference to whether older people are able to watch TV. It's very easy to do, all you need to do is click on this link https://campaigns.ageuk.org.uk/ - and follow the steps.

25 June - Southern Water fined £126m - Southern Water has been hit with a record £126m punishment for spills of wastewater into the environment from its sewage plants and for deliberately misreporting its performance. The penalty will see customers get a rebate of at least £61 each. BBC News report....

24 June - The Age Concern Shed Project - Have you heard about the Eastbourne Shed Project? Age Concern Eastbourne now have three ‘Sheds’ across the town. 'Sheds’ are workshop type spaces where people can meet, chat and enjoy the company of others whilst getting involved in personal or shared ‘make and mend’ projects. The Eastbourne Shed is in Fort Lane. The Langney Shed is based at the beautiful Langney Priory, and The Hampden Park Shed is in the Brassey Parade shops near Hampden Park station. Click here for an information sheet giving more details...

23 June - Planned maintenance at Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works - Southern Water have issued notification of a month's planned maintenance work at the Eastbourne Wastewater Treatment Works at Langney Point. commencing on Monday 8th July. They have said they will do their best to minimise odours and noise. Click here for the full announcement... 

04 June - June Waterlines published - Our online newsletter, Waterlines, has been published. Click here to read it... 

31 May - Graffiti - There have been reports of graffiti appearing in parts of the harbour. Incidents should be reported to the managing agents of the development and to EBC. Click here for EBC's graffiti reporting web site. Criminal activity should also be reported to the police.

30 May - Slips cause majority of coast water deaths, RNLI warns - Take Care -More than half of coastal deaths in the UK last year were caused by people tripping and falling into the sea, the RNLI has warned. Figures show 128 people died in the UK's coastal waters in 2018 - 115 of them men - with the majority falling in while out running or walking. About 55% of those were people who "ended up in the water unexpectedly", an RNLI spokesman said. Read more about this including advice on the BBC News site. www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48443755


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